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Welcome to Kaohsiung Lantern Festival and Links

The Tourism Bureau has been holding the Taiwan Lantern Festival for 20 years to attract visitors and raise the international profile of the cultural charms of Taiwan. Traditionally, the festival has been celebrated by carrying hand lanterns. The Taiwan Lantern Festival adds a high-tech to this traditional custom and brings the event to the international stage. From to the theme lantern displays to folk arts and performances, the festival has become a perennial favorite of locals and foreign visitors alike.

Colorful and lanterns of all sizes and shapes have always been main attractions of the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated with a grand national festival and major festival in Taipei and Kaohsiung.

The Taipei Lantern Festival is held for several days at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, reaching its peak on the day of the Lantern Festival itself. There is a gigantic lantern depicting this year's Chinese zodiac animal, which is the centerpiece of the festival. There are also many traditional lanterns, electromechanical lantern displays, and large themed lantern floats designed by different companies.

The Kaohsiung Lantern Festival is held on the Love River. During the festival period, both sides of the river as well as Wufu Rd., Heping Rd., Guangzhou St., and other thoroughfares have lantern exhibitions. There are also musical performances helping to out the whole city is in a festive mood.



-conveniently located in northern Kaohsiung
-close to THSR, main city bus route, MRT station
-short walk to many restaurants and shopping areas

Contact Melissa at 0971119930 or internationalfriendshiphouse@gmail.com http://www.internationalfriendshiphouse.blogspot.com/
Eat @:-The Lighthouse- Bar & Grill, 239 Fuguo Rd, Zuoying, Kaohsiung. 07-5592614.
- Bagelbagel's, 403 Anji St.,Zuoying, Kaohsiung. 07-5580609


E-mail Eddie for day-tours and tailor-made tours at budget prices all over Taiwan.

Hostels in Taiwan !! Click here

( Check out this site!At last there is a solution for marking,identifying and tracking one's luggage and it's personalised too! )

Step Out In Taiwan:

For a great trip to central Taiwan (Puli) that includes mountain biking, river walks, paragliding and lots more, Yuri is the right person to contact. Hostel/Backpackers' accommodation available from as low as NT 400 per night per person.Book one of our adventure packages e.g. NT 3400 includes paragliding, river hiking, kayaking and accommodation and transport in and around Puli and Sun Moon lake. Call Yuri at 0928681454 or e mai: flyyuri@yahoo.com



Call Eddie at 0972065479 to reserve a place on the mini-bus that travels to Puli every Saturday and Sunday from Taichung. 1st stop Puli where you can join Step Out In taiwan for an adventure weekend.

For river tracing and kayaking in Taiwan have a look at this site:


Check out Duggar Hawaii 's Hostel. Great accommodation and right across from the beach.
e mail: duggar@hawaiithings.com

Tribe-Asia .
Specializing in indigenous-made products, art and handicrafts from Taiwan.

English in Taiwan
This site is great ! and you can post classifieds for free!!Also scooter rentals , apartment rentals, the works.Great site for new teachers and other expats in Taiwan.


This is probably the best jazz and live music spot in Taichung. Stella on Tap served.


For great pictures/photographs of Asia:

Early Bird Diner
(American Style Diner)
Chung Ming South Rd.
close to the Kungyi and Chung Ming South Rd intersection)

Great all day breakfast and hangout place.

MONA LISA PUB In Caotun ( New!) Live music, great specials and more...
E mail : monalisapub@hotmail.com or
call Anandi 0917 266394

Fingas Restaurant
Chung Ming South Rd.

Great foreign foods and products for sale.

Diving in the Philippines:

Sea Quest Dive Center



etourvietnam tourism and travel company
Smoothing your travel to wild and exciting places throughout Vietnam and Indochina.




Special destinations!


Taiwan Surfing

SURFING!! Yes Taiwan has great surfing.

Information for foreigners

Click here for useful info about visa's, hospitals etc.

New Zealand

New Zealand offers great adventure opportunities and the South Island , especially the West Coast, is renowned for its beauty and splendour.

Click here for affordable accommodation down there!

NZ South Island


Call Eddie: 0972 065 479 (+886 972 065 479 outside Taiwan)
Skype: whose-travel-eddie

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Green Island Adventures will help you organize the perfect vacation on Taiwan's exquisite and untouched tropical Green Island. Although it is small, Green Island offers so much including beautiful beaches, snorkeling and some great scuba diving. Let us introduce you to this little-known paradise off the south east coast of Taiwan.